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Residents urged to register for electoral roll

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Doncaster Council is encouraging residents to make sure they are on the electoral roll as part National Voter Registration Day.

The national event takes place on Wednesday (February 5) and is organised by Bite The Ballot, which aims to get 250,000 new voters in one day.

February 5 is the anniversary of the Great Reform Act of 1832 which first introduced voter registration.

Chief Executive and Returning Officer Jo Miller said: “If you don’t register, you can’t vote on who represents you in your local council, Parliament or in Europe.

“Across the world people have died fighting for the right to vote and to be part of a democracy – by registering to vote you’ll be showing that you think that right is important.”

You can register to vote aged 16 and vote aged 18.

To register to vote you need to complete a registration form you can go to http://www.doncaster.gov.uk/elections or phone 01302 734658

For more information about National Voter Registration Day visit: bitetheballot.co.uk/nvrd use the hash-tag #NVRD

 

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